Spix's Macaws at Jurong Bird Park | Photo: Evan Centanni, license: CC BY-SA 4.0

Spix’s Macaw: Experts Voice Concern Regarding Reintroduction Project

Published on oeco.org.br the 03.03.2020. | By: Cristiane Prizibisczki

Experts have manifested their concern regarding the reintroduction project for Spix’s macaws. This investigative report works through their concerns and the backgrounds in detail.

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Note: The article explains that half of the Spix’s macaws tested positive for mycoplasma (bacteria that are pathogenic to humans and other vertebrates), as well as there being serious concerns regarding the group’s genetic diversity. It is also doubtful whether quarantine regulations were followed. The experts are also worried about the fact that the centre build for the parrots is owned precisely by the dubious Association for the Conservation of Threatened Parrots (ACTP).

If you do not speak Portuguese you can use Google’s translation tool to English here, in order to dive deeper into the topic and obtain further information. The article is balanced and works through the details and concerns really well.

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